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Government to rope in chemists to fight TB (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Concerned about the irrational use of drugs to treat tuberculosis by private practitioners, the government now plans to rope in chemists and bring prescriptions ... Read more...

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Odisha traders down shutters against FDI in retail


December 1st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 1 (IANS) Traders and business establishments across Odisha Thursday downed shutters to protest the union government's decision to permit foreign equity in the retail sector.Except for chemists, all ... Read more...

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Caffeine levels in water tied to contamination


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 22 (IANS) Traces of caffeine in water indicates the presence of contaminants, including deadly pathogens coming from sewers, says a study."Our study has determined that there is a ... Read more...

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Nature inspires scientists to create new materials


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Inspired by nature's approach, which bonds tiny atoms into diamonds and silicon, scientists are fashioning new crystals from nanoparticles and DNA, the basic building blocks of ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar is ambassador for heart patients


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Megastar Akshay Kumar's heart beats for the juvenile and old alike -- he has become the ambassador of a Mumbai-based hospital to support children and ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest electric motor unveiled


September 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Chemists have created the world's tiniest electric motor, which is no bigger than a molecule.The development may potentially pave the way for a new class of ... Read more...

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10 arrested in spurious drugs cases in Delhi this year


August 9th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Ten people were arrested this year for involvement in the production and distribution of spurious drugs in Delhi this year, Minister of State for Home ... Read more...

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Chemists end strike after meeting Azad


August 1st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Chemists Monday ended a day-long strike against the stricter norms on sale of antibiotics, after meeting Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad."The strike has been called ... Read more...

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Chemists in four states to down shutters Aug 1


July 23rd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government's proposal to introduce stricter norms for sale of antibiotics has not gone down well with chemists across the country, who plan to ... Read more...

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Doping mess: Punjab suspends drug controller


July 7th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh July 7 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday suspended Drug Controller Bhag Singh following the controversy over Indian athletes at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala testing positive for ... Read more...

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Punjab swoops down, cancels chemists’ licences after dope taint (Lead)


July 6th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), July 6 (IANS) Swooping down on chemists selling steroids and anabolic drugs without prescriptions in the vicinity of the National Institute of Sports (NIS) here, the Punjab health ... Read more...

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Looking through telescopes, lenses with more clarity


May 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Looking through optical instruments like telescopes and eyeglasses could be improved considerably using a highly refined device, diamond aerogel, that researchers here have created.Aerogels are among ... Read more...

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Algae genes could restore sight in blind


April 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Blind people may regain their sight thanks to a light sensitive gene taken from algae.Chemists believe they may be able to replace damaged cells in the ... Read more...

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Healing touch for Sirohi’s poor in pain


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Sirohi, April 2 (IANS) In a unique initiative launched by Rajasthan's Sirohi district administration, medical stores have been sought to contribute a certain amount of money every month to support ... Read more...

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Indian-origin boffin finds 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup


March 31st, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role ... Read more...

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Japan n-crisis: Rush for pills to prevent cancer


March 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The nuclear crisis in Japan has led to a worldwide rush for pills to prevent cancer caused by radiation, a media report said Thursday.Daily Express reported ... Read more...

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Weight-loss seeds found to be highly toxic


March 16th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 16 (ANI): A nut-based diet product has been recalled around Australia after it was discovered that the product was poisonous and possibly lethal.Australians taking The Latin Seed, which bills itself ... Read more...

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New flu vaccine kills all strains


February 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For many years, the flu vaccines we had were ‘flu strain-specific.’ In other words, there was a flu vaccine for each and every type of flu, ... Read more...

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New dye will end running colours in laundry


December 12th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) It is the bane of any laundry day - the stray red sock that finds its way into a load of white clothing leaving it an unintended shade ... Read more...

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New nano devices a step closer with 3-D molecular structures


November 24th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Nottingham have demonstrated for the first time that 3-D molecular structures can be built on a surface.The discovery could prove a significant step ... Read more...

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Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

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Plants engineered to produce new drugs


November 4th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): By genetically engineering plants to produce unnatural variants of their usual products, MIT chemists have discovered a new way to expand plants' pharmaceutical repertoire.The researchers, led by Associate ... Read more...

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Video-game technology may accelerate new drugs’ development


November 4th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new technology used in video games may help in speeding the development of new products and potentially life-saving drugs.C&EN Associate Editor Lauren K. Wolf notes that consumer ... Read more...

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Conversion of waste vegetable oil into biodiesel simplified


October 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Two chemists at Brown University have streamlined the conversion of waste vegetable oil into biodiesel, eliminating the need for corrosive chemicals to perform the reactions.Jason Sello and postdoctoral ... Read more...

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Lohan’s legal team wants tanning spray lawsuit dismissed


September 29th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan's lawyers have appealed to a Florida judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the actress of stealing the formula for her tanning spray Sevin Nyne, ... Read more...

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Gas-filled silica sphere markers can detect breast cancer early


September 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A team of chemists, radiologists and surgeons at the University of California, San Diego, has created microscopic gas-filled spheres of silica, a porous glass, which can mark the ... Read more...

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Discovery paves way for new high-powered organic batteries


September 16th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists may soon be able to develop new organic batteries-lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals, courtesy the discovery of a novel ... Read more...

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New technique to quickly detect buried bodies


August 1st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered may not be difficult any more thanks to a new technique developed by scientists that can reliably ... Read more...

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‘Chicken soup’ may harbour Gulf oil spill cure


July 15th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of chemists have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that ... Read more...

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Non-toxic, recyclable oil recovery agent could ease Gulf spill mess


July 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of chemists have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine shortage in Delhi


July 14th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The recently launched indigenous swine flu vaccine seems to be in short supply at chemist shops in Delhi at a time when the deadly disease has claimed ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal the secret life of water at very low temperatures


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A team of chemists have revealed the coexistence of ice and liquid after water crystallizes at very low temperatures.University of Utah chemists demonstrated curious blurring of two water ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine yet to hit Delhi markets


June 6th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The indigenous swine flu vaccine launched this week is yet to hit the markets in Delhi as against claims by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad that it ... Read more...

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US military develops ‘green’ decontaminants for terrorist attack sites


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Chemists with the United States military have developed a set of ultra-strength cleaners that can get rid of nerve gas, mustard gas, radioactive isotopes, and anthrax, after a ... Read more...

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Bubbles hold the secret to tastier ice creams


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Scientists seem to have unravelled a secret -- how bubbles bounce apart and fuse together. It could open the way to superior and better tasting ice-cream and champagne ... Read more...

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